I love youa ton and I can`t wait to see you!!!
Sorry for writing so late! It feels like I haven`t had a p-day for about
two weeks! But here I am finally. We had a leadership council yesterday so
we couldn`t write. The Leadership Councils in the mission are now composed
of zone leaders and sister trainers. That may or may not be how you say
that in English. It was a lot of fun. There are a ton of new zone leaders,
including Elder Chronister from Aaron`s ward in Vegas. I ate lunch with him
So week 1 with my cool companion from Lovelock was awesome. We taught 26
lessons. In most of them we taught active members of the church and tried
to strengthen them. We still aren`t really repping in the investigators
category but we`ll get there. People from Nevada are athletes in the
We had a ton of stuff to do this week as zone leaders. A bunch of
paperwork. I think Elder Shirley was pretty tired. He sleep walks every
night! Scares the bejeebees out of me. The first night I saw him walk into
the kitchen and in the morning a banana was on the floor. Haha. But I
already found the trick. He is really obedient so I just tell him to go
back to sleep. He just says okay...Haha.
Laura and Michel, our recent converts, have signed up to give us La Comida
every day this week. Word.
It`s gonna be another crazy week! I am so excited to talk to you on Sunday!
Travis better be there too. I love you and miss you.
What`s going on familia? It was kind of suspenseful to read the letters
that you sent me this week. I am glad that Lynze and Lucy are okay and back
home. When`s her due date? I`m glad that mom and dad could go to vegas and
take care of her. And I am super pumped to know where Travis is going on
his mission! 2 years ago yesterday I sent my mission papers in. I actually
might get to see him before I get back!
As for me, this week I barely left the house. I think we worked about a day
and a half in our area. My companion has been sick with body aches,
coughing, sore throat, and all of that good stuff. I am just trying to stay
healthy too. So I studied a ton, played FIFA (not), wrote letters, and
cleaned the house.
We went to the MTC which is at the temple too. I love to see the temple!
But I would of liked to go in. We just went to the doctor`s office and ate
in the MTC cafeteria. It was really good food. I had a sweet experience in
the metro as we came back. I was talking to Heavenly Father and told him
that there I was in middle of all of His children and that I was willing to
help someone if He told me who. I looked around at everybody and I saw I
guy in the very back corner and somehow knew that it was him. We started
talking to him and taught him the Restoration right then and there. As we
got off, he told us that he had been praying ever since he got on the metro
to be able to know what he should do with his life. He accepted a
missionary visit and I learned that God answers the prayers of others by
answering our prayers.
I finished the Book of Mormon for my 3rd time in Spanish and this time I
did it in 85 days because that`s how long it took for Joseph Smith to
translate it. He definitely was an athlete. This time I`m reading the Book
of Mormon to be able to learn how God works with me and my relationship
with him. One thing that I have learned is that maybe we don`t understand a
commandment, but if we know Heavenly Father well, we will always want to
We also had a cool zone conference this week. All I had to do was conduct
and help out with some practices. Almost all of my zone is sick and
Presidente Valadez is worried for us. He asked if we could all kneel down
so he could say a prayer. We weren`t going to tell him no, so we all knelt
down and he offered one of the most powerful prayers that I have ever
heard. I felt so much love. He is a great man. La hermana Valadez made us
some tacos afterwards!
I am writing today because we are going to go spend the night in the
Assistant`s house tonight and go with them to the MTC and the temple
tomorrow. There is going to be a conference with a lot of different
missionaries from all six missions in DF. I am pumped and I am hoping that
an apostle or 70 shows up. That would be clutch.
Yes mom, we only have one ward that we meet with here. The rest of Sundays
we eat, prepare a training for the District Leaders, and from 5 to seven we
have that meeting with them. Lot`s of meetings. And you should
definitely invite the missionaries from Xalpa over for dinner one night.
I love you all a ton! Be happy and healthy! Thanks for your letters and
your prayers. Share the Gospel!
Viva la Hubba
Hello my friends! (I hear that everyday but with a thick Mexican accent)
Thanks for all of your letters. It sounds likes it’s cold at
home. I kind of forgot that it`s winter. Here it feels like spring all year
long, except for a few months when it is pretty hot.
This week was a lot of fun. We found 12 new investigators and some of them
are already on a roll. That is good because I feel like we’ve been
struggling in this area a little bit with bautismos.
So last week I told you that I had bed bugs. False. I never found them but
I had bug bites all over my body. I was itching more than that mangy dog
that I sent you a picture of. Haha. I had it all over my hands, arms,
stomach, legs, and thunder thighs. Not a pretty picture. On Wednesday night
I tapped out and called la Hermana Valadez. She told me to go to the doctor
the next day. He said that I probably had a flea or a tick land on me from
a dog or a dirty house. He gave me some pills and some lotion. The bug
bites last for a while too! I still have them. But their getting better.
Who gets fleas? I promise that I take a shower every day.
So what else? Oh last week we found somebody named Gloria and her son
Arturo. My companion just sneezed on me. Anyways, Gloria went to church
this week. She loved every minute of it and is already applying what she
learned there. Yesterday she told us that she normally works on Sundays,
but if her boss doesn`t let her rest, she`s just going to quit. Haha. I
love that attitude. Out of nowhere she told us that she smoked a ton, but
on Friday and Saturday she only smoked once, on Sunday she smoked half of a
cigarette, and yesterday she didn`t smoke at all. We didn`t even teach her
the Word of Wisdom! It`s so cool to see the Spirit start to do work in
somebody and help them get better in every aspect of their lives. We are
going to try to meet her husband this week.
We had 41 members in church on Sunday. That might be just a little less
that go to a WNBA basketball game. The members here need a lot of help, but
there are some really strong ones too. It would be a tough place to grow up
On Friday I had a Zone Leader Meeting with President Valadez. It was so
sweet. One of the things that he told us that we should focus on is having
church tours during the week so that people feel the Spirit, and have the
desire to go on Sunday. So we were looking for somebody on Friday night,
when my comp contacted a lady outside of her house. We explained a little
bit of our message and she asked if we wanted to come in. Claro que si! Her
son and daughter were also there. We sat down and then out of nowhere, the
mom, Mariana, asked us why there are so many churches, and which one is
right. Money. We watched the Restoration with her and they all loved it.
Then we invited them to come to the church on Saturday for a tour. The
whole family came, including her husband, and really felt the Spirit. They
just kept saying how pretty it was. It is definitely the Lord`s Kindgom on
earth. I love going to church, and I know that it is there that we can
learn how to be an eternal family.
It was a good week. Time is just hauling by. I am just trying to accomplish
my baptismal goal and learn what I need to. Thanks for your good letters
and I am glad that all is well at home.
I love you! Keep the faith.